Sugar Snaps and Strawberries

Imagine savoring fresh-picked strawberries on a weekend morning, plucking plump figs from your mini-orchard to quarter and serve at a farm-to-table meal with friends, or harvesting and sautéing the edible stalks of garlic bulbs.

If the size of your space is bringing you back to reality, here’s the best part: you don’t need a big backyard to grow your own food. In fact, you don’t need a yard at all.

Get the dirt on growing gorgeous organic food with very little square footage. Simple, straightforward design and growing advice can help you transform just a snippet of space into a stylish and edible oasis. Sugar Snaps and Strawberries goes beyond the surface and shows you how to:

• create and maintain healthy soil;
• decide what and when to plant;
• sow seeds and harvest; and, most importantly,
• enjoy the process.

So go ahead, picture that tiny nook, corner, strip, porch, alley, balcony, or postage-stamp-sized yard overflowing with fingerling potatoes, fragrant herbs, sugar snap peas, French breakfast radishes, and scarlet runner beans. Armed with luscious photography, encouraging tips, and sophisticated designs, you’re sure to be inspired to join the grow-your-own revolution.

Simple solutions for creating your own small-space edible garden.

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